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This issue of Practicing Anthropology focuses on a complex multi-disciplinary approach to criminal justice and population health: “Health Disparities in Jail Populations: Converging Epidemics of Infectious Disease, Behavioral Health, Chronic Illness, and Substance Abuse.” The impetus for the research and the publication of our results was created by an existing collaboration between our newly established… Continue reading Keep an eye out for the upcoming special issue Health Disparities in Jail Populations with guest editor Dr. Robert T. Trotter, II!
In a taxi driving through Shimla, a city in northern India at the foot of the western arc of the Himalaya, one of us first heard a story about climate change in the region. It was 2012, and while chatting about tourism, the mountains, and the weather, the driver suddenly offered this: These mountains have… Continue reading Check out “Storying Climate Change in Himachal Pradesh, India” By Aylin Padir, Ingrid Shockey, and Seth Tuler in Volume 41, Issue 3 of Practicing Anthropology!
If for some reason you were looking for me during the late 1980s and early 1990s, there’s a pretty good chance you would have found me hanging out on the seawall at Tamarack Beach in Carlsbad, California (see Figure 1). That is, of course, unless I wasn’t in the water. For me and my friends,… Continue reading Take a look at “Climate Change, Sea Level Rise, and the Slow Erosion of “Home”” By Ryan Anderson in the current issue of PA!
Practicing Anthropology is currently seeking submissions for upcoming issues featuring the work of anthropologists and others who live and work and/or come from locations outside of the United States. We are also interested in including work from Indigenous researchers and research partners. Please consider submitting your work on exciting projects, policy recommendations, critical analyses, and… Continue reading Seeking Submissions
Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) community was once described as “Our 4 Blocks of Hell” on the cover of the local newspaper. The DTES has remained an epicenter of demonization for almost a century. The public perception of this area focusses on how it has been home to some of the city’s most marginalized for generations:… Continue reading Have you read “From Bean to Bar: Cultural Esteem and Healing through Chocolate” By Dan Small, Shelley Bolton, Sarah Zwaryck, Danielle Turone, and Belrina Hanuse in our spring issue? Catch a glimpse of it here!
I arrived a couple of days ago from a forty-day expedition in Ivory Coast for CinemArena 2018, which was composed of twenty-six screenings and traveling over 3,000 miles around the country. We organized evenings with music, dance, debate, and movies as an awareness campaign about the dangers of illegally migrating to Europe by land or… Continue reading Do not miss “Cinema du Desert—from Mongolia to Ivory Coast” By João Meirinhos in our spring issue!
“Where is Practice in Practicing Anthropology?” was the theme of Practicing Anthropology’s Winter 2018 issue. Outgoing co-editors Shirley J. Fiske and Judith N. Freidenberg (2018) introduced this question with a brief history of practice as a term within United States anthropology and an overview of current understandings of practice as perceived by anthropologists working in… Continue reading Cooperative Extension and Practicing Anthropology: A Natural Fit By Jacqueline Comito and Brandy Case Haub
The conversation around climate change today is polarized. Rather than continuing the current “us vs. them argument,” art can help shift our mentality toward fixing what we know to be problematic. Attracting conservative support by leading with energy variety, technological innovation, and potential jobs is an attempt to cross the bridge and unite conservative, moderate,… Continue reading Take a Look at Potential Future: 2050 By Margaret White in the Current Issue of PA!